January 27, 2016 Minutes

UNION BOARD OF EDUCATION                         January 27, 2016

 

CALL TO ORDER

     The meeting was called to order by A. Estell at 6:35 p.m. 

 

PRESENT 

A.      A. Estell, A. Blank, H. Matthews, J. Garden, J. Reardon, Supt., S. Jackopsic, Prin.,  Also in attendance some townspeople. 

 

 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

J. Garden made a motion to approve the minutes of December 9, 2015.  Seconded. Unanimously approved.  

 

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

          There was a question about 403B deposit which J. Reardon clarified.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

     NONE

 

ADMINISTRATIVE REPORTS

a.      Superintendent's Report   The Board of Ed met with the Board of Finance January 19, 2016 and money was appropriated for the Board of Ed to enable them to meet the minimum budget requirement as required by the Connecticut State Department of Education. We are continuing with the Strategic Planning and have begun with school staff, board and administration.  Discussion of Strategic Planning Meeting February 3rd after school with Board of Ed & Union Staff.                

b.      Principal's Report  S. Jackopsic reported on the Student Handbooks and Washington D.C. 8th grade trip in May, 2016.  

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS    No Reports this month 

     a. Curriculum   

     b. Communication       

     c. Transportation 

     d. Personnel                  

     e. Building   

 

FINANCIAL REPORT

a.  Review the bills. J. Reardon & A. Estell reviewed the bills & everything was in order 1/13/16

b.  2015-2016 Budget No update

c.  2016-2017 Budget The draft Budget was presented to the Board of Ed.  A. Blank made a motion to adopt our 2016-2017 Budget.  H. Matthews seconded. Unanimously approved. 

 

OLD BUSINESS

1.  No old business 

 

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS 

1. Authorized transfer of budget funds Recommendation to transfer $3000 from oil expense & $3500 from fuel to legal fees & $7000 from special education to repairs & maintenance.  Motion by J. Garden to make these transfers. Seconded.  Unanimously approved.       

2. Possible adoption of 2016-17 Budget Draft    Approved  above.   

3. Appointment of transportation Chair  This was tabled 

4. Acceptance of member resignations  This was tabled   

           

INDIVIDUALS TO BE HEARD

      There was a request for transportation for Eastford after school activities 

 

ADJOURNMENT

     Motion by A. Blank to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Seconded by H. Matthews. Passed unanimously. 

 

Respectfully Submitted, Jess Garden, Secretary